Leadership Resources Intro

Use this map, made possible with support from the Hunt Alternatives Fund, to locate state-based and national resources for women interested in elected or appointed office or work on political campaigns. Click on a state to find leadership development and campaign training programs, political action committees, and organizations and programs committed to supporting and encouraging women in politics.

Need more ideas on how to get involved? Check out the Women's Definitive Guide to Getting Political by CAWP associate director Jean Sinzdak.

If you know of other organizations to add to our list or have updates to our information, please contact Chelsea Hill.

Program Name State Party Program Description full
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Oregon OR Nonpartisan AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. AAUW of Oregon promotes advocacy, takes action to...
Campaign School
FuturePAC-Oregon House Democracts
OR Dem

FuturePAC, the campaign committee for the House Democrats caucus of the Oregon Legislature, runs campaign trainings for Democrats throughout the...

Center for Women's Leadership
Portland State University
OR Nonpartisan

The Center for Women's Leadership works to increase women's leadership in public policy through targeted teaching and community service programs....

Emerge Oregon
Emerge America
OR Dem Emerge Oregon is a political leadership training program for Democratic women, part of the Emerge America network. The Emerge mission is to identify...
Leadership Portland
Portland Business Alliance
OR Nonpartisan Leadership Portland is a program designed to develop community leaders. Participants attend eight monthly program days, in addition to an opening...
League of Women Voters of Oregon OR Nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Oregon (LWVOR) is a grassroots, nonpartisan political organization which encourages informed and active participation in...
NEW Leadership™ Oregon
Center for Women's Leadership, Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University
OR Nonpartisan

NEW Leadership™ Oregon is the women's leadership development program housed at the Center for Women, Politics & Policy at Portland State...

Oregon Federation of Democratic Women OR Dem

The National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) supports the inclusion of womens voices in the Democratic Party. With 32 chapters nationwide,...

Oregon Federation of Republican Women OR Rep Through affiliate chapters in nearly every state, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) promotes the principles, objectives and policies...
Oregon Women's Campaign School
Oregon Women's Campaign School
OR Nonpartisan

The Oregon Womens Campaign School is a biennial skill-building weekend in Portland for pro-choice candidates, campaign staff and activists of any...

Women's Investment Network (WIN-PAC) OR Dem WIN-PAC was formed in 1988 solely to help elect non-incumbent, pro-choice women to the Oregon legislature. Under guidelines adopted in 1994, WIN-PAC...